Lao morning news for March 6

Lao morning news for March 6

Lao PDR morning newsKorea approves US$15 million for Attapeu flood recovery
The government of the Republic of Korea has approved US$15 million (over 128 billion kip) to implement a flood recovery programme and assist the people of Sanamxay district in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese Banana Plantations in Lao District Leave Locals With Little Land to Farm
Concessions of land made by the government of Laos to Chinese banana farms are leaving villagers in one northern district without enough land of their own to feed their families, sources in the communist Southeast Asian country say.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos among top 10 healthiest countries in global wellness survey
Laos has been listed among the top 10 healthiest countries, joining smaller countries like Singapore at the top of global wellness lists, according to a new global assessment.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Border demarcation with Laos remains precarious
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has blamed Laos for bogging down demarcation work along the border.
— Khmer Times

Japan backs vocational training for women, young people
The Japanese government has provided assistance in the form of a grant worth more than 2.3 billion kip (US$271,093) which will be used to support a project dedicated to vocational training in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt opens more blood testing centres in fight against HIV
The government has opened more HIV testing and counselling centres to advocate and inspire people to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and commit to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fast trains to Laos ‘in 4 years’
The government will push for completion of the Thai-Sino high-speed railway project linking Bangkok and Nong Khai by 2023 so it can connect to another fast rail project in Laos, said Nathporn Chatusripitak , a spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
— Bangkok Post

Remains of air crew lost over Laos in Vietnam War identified
The remains of three air crew members who were lost during a resupply mission over Laos during the Vietnam War have been identified, more than 47 years after they were killed.

Laos commits to green growth path
The government has made a firm commitment to roll out its green growth strategy.
— Vientiane Times

Concession agreement signed for Vientiane Expressway Number 1 Project
Vientiane authorities have authorised the Vientiane Expressway Number 1 Sole Company Ltd to build the Vientiane Expressway No 1 from the Thatluang Marsh Specific Economic Zone to Dongmakkhai over a distance of 15.30 km.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt works towards a better business environment
Lao authorities have adopted measures that will allow easier access to credit and give added protection to minority investors in moves set to improve the country’s overall business environment.
— The Vientiane Post

Party and State leader Nguyen Phu Trong hosts Lao top legislator
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou in Hanoi on March 5.
— Nhan Dan Online

Vietnam, Laos share experience in local government activities
Vietnam and Laos exchanged experience in local government activities during a workshop held in Hanoi on March 5.
— Vietnam Plus

Statement by Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR on the outcome of the 2nd DPRK-USA Summit
The Lao PDR highly values the efforts of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA) in organising the second Summit between their two leaders on March 27-28, 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Automobile Market Benefits, Business Opportunities and Future Scope Till 2025
The Laos Automobile report provides a complete perspective on the trends shaping the Laos Automobile market.
— Crypto News

A Thousand Times Together With Trust: Japan’s Volunteers to Laos Meet Milestone
A brand new batch of willing and able JICA volunteers numbering eleven arrived at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport recently to undertake a wide range of roles across the country.
— Vientiane Times

Goût as Gold: French Cuisine’s Global Celebration Goes Provençal in Laos’ Capital Vientiane
France’s Provence in the spotlight as the inspirations from UNESCO-recognized cuisine make their annual return to Vientiane via Goût de France.
— The Laotian Times

Feature: Lao weddings rich in traditional customs and rituals, modern flair
Wedding customs in Laos, the only land-locked country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are full of traditional customs and charm.

Shimadzu showcase products at LAOS Water 2019
This June, Shimadzu will bring its broad range of analytical instruments and process control systems to LAOWATER 2019 –Laos’ No.1 International Water and Wastewater Technology Show.
— Power Insider

Laotian nabbed with 30 kilos of meth
Interior Ministry and Stung Treng provincial anti-drug trafficking police on Sunday arrested a Lao man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 30 kilograms of crystal meth into Cambodia from Laos.
— Khmer Times


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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